Flooding Alters European River Cruises
August 14, 2002
In his statement, Ilich notes that weather conditions are expected to abate and predicts the situation will return to normal within the next few days.
At this time, the only real changes have been itinerary alterations but river cruise operators are accustomed to adapting to situations in which rivers rise too high for their ships to sail under (alas, ships do not rise as well). It is just that this type of extremely wet weather is a bit more common in autumn than in mid August.
In the meantime, passengers scheduled to sail on river itineraries particularly in Eastern and Central Europe should keep in close contact with their travel agent or cruise line as changes could occur frequently.